5 Tips for Choosing a Paint Contractor

So you have something you want painted, but you’re not sure the best route to go? Let’s talk about the five things you should keep in mind when choosing a paint contractor.  Type of Service. First, you must figure out the type of service you are looking for. Is this for your home or a commercial property? Is this an interior or exterior job? Do you need other services besides painting? These are questions you should ask yourself, and then the paint contractors you are speaking with. ...
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Women’s Business Enterprise National Council To Be Awarded To SPPI

Southern Perfection Paint Inc. (SPPI) receives the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Certification. WBENC Certification validates that a business is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women. This means one or more women must have unrestricted control of the business, a demonstrated management of day-to-day operations, and a proportionate investment of capital or expertise. Southern Perfection Paint Inc. started business in January...
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Commercial Painting Trends in 2021

There are many different factors that a commercial project has to consider. We are going to discuss the three most important: the importance of color, the emphasis on durability and the environment and making sure we leave room for that “wow” effect. There is an exciting surge of innovation and personality in commercial painting in 2021 and SPPI is here to keep you in the loop!  The Importance of Color Deciding on your paint color is not something to take lightly. The color palet...
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4 Simple Ways to Make Your Interior Paint Last Longer

If you want to bring a room to life, introduce a vibrant bold color of paint into the area. It is the best way to show off your personality, your home’s flair, and it is very cost effective, but what do you do when life happens? Your home is your family’s headquarters, there are bound to be knicks and scratches along the way. So what do you do to take care of and get the most out of your interior paint? Follow these four simple steps. Avoid Fading Paint.  Over time, direct sunlight w...
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Why there is a Shortage of Materials and What to do

If you are preparing for a commercial construction or a commercial painting project after a year of delay and shutdowns, you may want to sit down and read this.  What is happening?  The commercial industry saw a quick halt to productions and projects during the beginning of the pandemic. As people are stuck in their homes they become more aware of the need for home improvements. This is due to the fact that people were not spending much time at home and did not notice, and DIY p...
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Can Paint Impact Your Building’s Energy Efficiency?

When we think of maintaining energy efficiency in our buildings our mind automatically goes to HVAC and electricity improvements, but can paint impact your building’s energy efficiency as well? The answer is yes. The colors of your commercial space are directly related to the amount of heat absorption possible. According to the Department of Energy's (DOE) Cooling Your Home Naturally report, dark, dull colors can absorb 70 to 90 percent of the sun's radiant energy, which can then be trans...
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3 Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen

Your kitchen is the heart of your home. Your family and guests often gather in the kitchen to socialize, eat, and cook together. It’s a bonding area that not only ties your home together, it ties your loved ones together too, which is why a modern or updated kitchen topped the list for ideal home features new homeowners are looking for.  A high quality and professional kitchen remodel is an ideal way to improve the aesthetic and resale value of your home. Here is a list of reasons why you...
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Do I Need Two Coats or Just One?

Generally, you will hear that two coats of paint is the best way to go. Yet, in most cases, one coat of paint is more efficient. So, if your home painting project only requires one coat of paint, why waste the money and time adding additional coats of paint? Why you should Use One-Coat of Paint. First, let’s talk about paint quality. There are home painting projects where your standard, premium latex paint will get the job done, but to ensure your one-coat success you can purchase one-...
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What’s In Your Paint? Why you should care about VOCs.

VOCs or volatile organic compounds are chemicals that manufacturers use in the production of chemical products. These chemicals are found in everyday household cleaners, beauty products, dry cleaner treatments, pest control, and even scented candles!  VOCs are also found in paints, varnishes, and solvents. In paints, VOCs assist with the application and drying phases. Check out this handy VOC Infographic by Eco Paints to learn more. Fumes from these compounds are released into your home's...
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